Thursday, October 30, 2008

It's Time to Request Thanksgiving Books

Today* I am putting in my requests for Thanksgiving books at my local library. I like to have about 30 picture books for each holiday. I ask my boys to each read 20 minutes a day and we usually read 2 picture books each night unless we're reading a chapter book. So it doesn't take us long to go through 30 picture books at our house.

If you have never used your library's website from home before, you might want to ask your librarian how to use it. Once you've requested the books, your library will either call or email you and let you know your books are in. Then, you can just pop in, go straight to the front desk, and be checked out within a matter of 5 minutes.

Did you know that your library actually likes it when you request books from their consortium? It increases their circulation numbers which are imperative when looking at what programs and corners to cut. If their circulation numbers are up, it's a good thing.

I am the reason the library aides stand all those books up on display. Like a greedy kid in a candy store I go right down the aisle grabbing up any books with delicious looking pictures. So I don't always request as many books as I think I'll need because I am open to getting some new titles I haven't seen or heard of before.

And here's one last tip for you. If you know you are going to need want a book for longer than your allowed time (by the way, ask for a teacher's card if you home school, they have a longer checkout time) put the book on hold while you still have it. That way your name is already on the list and it will soon be your turn again.

So, without further ado, the list o' Thanksgiving books:
One Is a Feast for Mouse Judy Cox
Gus, the Pilgrim Turkey Teresa Bateman
The Thanksgiving Train Richard Stein
Thanksgiving Turkey Trouble Abby Klein
The Very First Thanksgiving Day Rhonda Gowler Greene
The Great Turkey Race Steve Metzger
One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims B.G. Hennessy
The Amazing Turkey Rescue Steve Metzger
This Is the Turkey Abby Levine
This First Thanksgiving Day Laura Melmed
Thanksgiving is Here Diane Goode
The Night Before Thanksgiving Natasha Wing
The Best Thanksgiving Ever Teddy Slater
Thanksgiving on Thursday Mary Pope Osborne (there is a companion book to this to study deeper that we will be using as well)
Amelia Bedelia Talks Turkey Herman Parish
Thanksgiving Day at Our House Nancy Carlstrom (an AR book)
Thanksgiving at the Tappleton's Eileen Spinelli (an AR book)
Happy Thanksgiving Emily Claire Masural (an AR book)
My Thanksgiving Jennifer Gillis (an AR book)
Setting the Turkeys Free Lisa Nikola (an AR book)
I Am the Turkey Michele Spirn (an AR book)
Nana's Sweet Potato Pie Gracie Porter (an AR book)
The Extra-Thankful Thanksgiving Kim Watson (I am normally against TV character books but I love Little Bill and it's an AR book)
Henry and Mudge Under the Yellow Moon Cynthia Rylant (an AR book)
Squanto and the First Thanksgiving Teresa Celsi (an AR book)
In November Cynthia Rylant (an AR book)
The Thanksgiving Door Debby Atwell (an AR book)
Thanksgiving, What Makes It Special Harold Myra (an AR book)
Molly's Pilgrim Barbara Cohen (an AR book)
Thanksgiving With Me Margaret Willey (an AR book)
Mary's First Thanksgiving Kathy-Jo Wargin
P is for Pumpkin Kathy-Jo Wargin
Give Thanks to the Lord Karma Wilson
Thank You Thanksgiving David Milgram
A Pioneer Thanksgiving Barbara Greenwood
An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Louisa May Alcott

*I honestly put some of these on hold before the beginning of October because there was already a list of requests. I will probably just re-request them when I get them so I can keep them through the holiday.

1 comment:

  1. TownGirl,
    I'm glad you like ONE LITTLE TWO LITTLE THREE LITTLE PILGRIMS. You might also like my book MY BOOK OF THANKS.

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    B. G. Hennessy


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